Catcher Rye, Salinger : Faith, Relationships, And Immaturity Essay

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In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger explains faith, relationships, and immaturity.
Holden Caulfield is a sixteen year old in 1946 that attends a private school. Holden expresses very little faith in The Catcher in The Rye. Holden tells us not long after the story begins that he is writing the story not long after the events happen and that he is in some sort of asylum (Brooks). Holden’s overall attitudes about his life is actually very negative and he acts as if he has no faith in him ever having a future. His emotions very quickly lessen throughout this tiring story. After Holden finishes his story, you feel as though you just came off a roller coaster of emotions and crazy events (Tolchin).
Holden starts his story by telling us about why he is leaving his school, Pency Prep. Holden will not apply himself at school and he is failing four out of five subjects, English is the only thing he is passing (Lee). When he goes to visit his teacher, Mr. Spencer, Holden is forced to listen to one of his bad essays he wrote and reminded that Mr. Spencer failed him (Blei). Before Caulfield went to Mr. Spencer’s house, he was standing on a hill watching the annual “grudge match” football game against Saxon Hall. This is Holden’s attempt at goodbye to the school (Salinger 2). Holden does not have many friends other than his roommates that he thinks of as acquaintances. Ackley is irritating and disgusting to Holden, while Stradlater is more of a cleaner, cooler guy. Stradlater comes…

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